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Amid Trump resistance, Virginia Democrats see surge of candidates for House of Delegates

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

After retiring from her environmental law career, Mary Jo Sheeley spent much of her newfound free time volunteering for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Upset by President Donald Trump’s victory and shaken by the feeling that the things she believes in could no longer be taken for granted, she vowed to stay active. She marched with hundreds of thousands of other women in D.C., then got together with small groups of other activists to talk about what to do next. “It’s so clear what we need to do,” Sheeley said. “We need to look at what is going on locally. And we need to change the balance of power in the General Assembly.”

VaNews March 13, 2017

Alexandrians crowd election ballots

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Alexandria Republicans have come up with a slate of three candidates to run for the six City Council seats up for election this year. The Democrats have 14 candidates battling for six nominations to be decided by a primary June 12. That’s also the deadline for any independent candidate to register.

VaNews May 7, 2012